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CHICAGO — The Tigers are gaining a reputation as a team that will take chances on the basepaths to create something. John Hicks might soon have to be included among them.

“I’m getting a little upset about people thinking I’m slow,” the backup catcher-turned starting first baseman joked after scoring the deciding run in Detroit’s 4-3 win over the White Sox on Friday night.

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CHICAGO — The Tigers are gaining a reputation as a team that will take chances on the basepaths to create something. John Hicks might soon have to be included among them.

“I’m getting a little upset about people thinking I’m slow,” the backup catcher-turned starting first baseman joked after scoring the deciding run in Detroit’s 4-3 win over the White Sox on Friday night.

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As Hicks pointed out, he hit a leadoff triple to ignite Detroit’s go-ahead rally Thursday against Minnesota. He also laid down a game-winning squeeze bunt last month. On Friday, he used a little bit of everything — his bat, his legs and his glove — to help the Tigers improve to 3-0 since Miguel Cabrera‘s season-ending biceps injury and open an eight-game, three-city road trip on a positive no Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey te.

Hicks’ second-inning solo homer opened the scoring as the Tigers jumped ahead early on White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez. After Omar Narvaez tied it with a three-run homer off Mike Fiers in the sixth, Hicks led off the deciding rally again, this time with a single to open the eighth. But it was his trek around the bases that was more noteworthy.

Video: DET@CWS: Hicks opens the scoring with a solo home run

Hicks’ line drive into right field greeted White Sox reliever Juan Minaya (0-1), whose ensuing walk to Niko Goodrum moved Hicks into scoring position. James McCann chased a high fastball from Minaya and lifted a fly ball to medium-range right field, deep enough for Hicks to challenge Daniel Palka‘s arm and tag up for third without a play at the bag.

Up came Rule 5 Draft pick Victor Reyes, whose two-out single in the eighth inning two days earlier drove in the go-ahead run against Minnesota. With Minaya throwing hard and ninth hitter Dixon Machado on deck, the Tigers had Hicks ready to break for home on a ball in play.

“We were going on contact,” Hicks said. “I saw the ball down and took off.”

At first glance, Reyes’ grounder to first looked easy for the White Sox to get the out at home. But as Jose Abreu readied to throw, he lost his grip on the ball and had to get it back. That extra split-second became critical.

“I might have been in trouble if he didn’t,” Hicks said.

Hicks could see Abreu out of the corner of his eye as he lumbered down the line, recognizing he could have to try to slide around a tag. As it turned out, he had enough of a break with the bobble to slide past.

“Really nice tap-slide,” Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. “We had to go there. We had to force the issue there.”

Hicks, who batted .304 (31-for-102) with three homers, 14 RBIs, 13 runs and a .796 OPS while filling in for an injured Cabrera in May, is now 13-for-33 in June. Nearly as impressive is how comfortable he’s getting with repeated starts at first base, a factor that became big once the White Sox threatened to tie it again in the bottom of the eighth.

Though the White Sox were testing Alex Wilson‘s previously injured left foot when they used Narvaez to bunt runners to second and third with one out, they were also putting pressure on the defense. An intentional walk to Tim Anderson put runners at every base, led by speedy Trayce Thompson, and a mound visit from Gardenhire put the responsibilities clear.

“If it’s hit soft, you’re going to come home and try to get the force,” Gardenhire said. “And I told Willie: You have to get the hitter out.”

Charlie Tilson hit the second pitch to Hicks. With Tilson speeding down the line, Hicks went for home.

“I think Hicksy threw it with all thumbs to home plate,” Wilson said, “but it worked, and I’m thankful that it did.”

Said Hicks: “I didn’t have the best grip on it. Thankfully, it got there.”

What it didn’t have was nerves. After a month of playin Jimmy Graham Jersey g first base, he looks more comfortable.

“The more reps you have, the more comfortable you feel, especially in a big situation like that,” Hicks said. “You can’t have any panic.”

Jose Iglesias, who was out of the starting lineup after staying back in Detroit to receive his U.S. citizenship, pinch-hit in the eighth, but made a bigger play on defense in the bottom of the inning to throw out speedy Adam Engel on a grounder to short and strand the bases loaded for Wilson.

Video: DET@CWS: Wilson induces groundout to avoid trouble

Shane Greene worked the ninth for his 18th save of the year, and his third in as many days.

Video: DET@CWS: Greene retires Thompson to collect the save

SOUND SMART
Victor Martinez‘s two-run single Friday earned him his 512th RBI as a Tiger, third-most by a switch-hitter in club history.

Video: DET@CWS: Martinez plates 2 with a double to right

HE SAID IT
“Very strange. I don’t think he meant anything about it. There might have been some joke he was trying to get across, I don’t know. But there was no harm involved.” — Fiers on Tim Anderson’s reaction to being hit by a curveball, one pitch after Narvaez homered

UP NEXT
Jordan Zimmermann (2-0, 4.88 ERA) returns from the disabled list for his first Tigers start in six weeks as the three-game series continues Saturday with a 2:10 p.m. ET game at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. Zimmermann tossed 12 scoreless innings on four hits over back-to-back starts before a right shoulder impingement shut him down. Lucas Giolito (4-7, 7.09) starts for the White Sox.

Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Read Beck’s Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and Facebook.


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CHICAGO — Jordan Zimmermann gets the frustration. He knows better than anyone how many injuries he has endured since signing with the Tigers after the 2015 season. He’d like to get a healthy stretch of starts under his belt, too.

He hopes Saturday’s game against the White Sox is the beginning of such a stretch.

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CHICAGO — Jordan Zimmermann gets the frustration. He knows better than anyone how many injuries he has endured since signing with the Tigers after the 2015 season. He’d like to get a healthy stretch of starts under his belt, too.

He hopes Saturday’s game against the White Sox is the beginning of such a stretch.

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“When you’re on the DL, you just don’t feel like you’re part of the team,” said Zimmermann, who has been on the 10-day DL for about six weeks with a shoulder impingement. “I’m around the guys a lot, but you’re not contributing. It’ll be nice to get out there and help these guys try to win some ballgames.

“It’s just tough not being with the team, and then sitting on the bench and watching these guys. The way they’re playing the game and winning games late, it’s exciting and fun. You wish you could be out there every five days. It’s been actually a long two years for me, battling injuries and other stuff. Hopefully this is the last one I have to deal with.”

Zimmermann has had three DL stints since signing with the Tigers. He would’ve had another stint last season, but his three-week absence for a nerve block injection in his neck happened after rosters expanded in September. He pitched numerous other starts last season with his neck hampering him.

His shoulder impingement last month flared up while he was showing signs of effective pitching, having tossed 12 scoreless innings of four-hit ball over two starts against the Rays and Royals. He yielded nine runs on 17 hits over 10 1/3 innings in three Minor League rehab starts, though seven runs and seven hits came in his first start for Triple-A Toledo on May 27. He came back and pitched 4 1/3 and 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball for the Mud Hens Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale  and Class A West Michigan recently.

Asked how he can get back to where he was before the injury, Zimmermann said, “I feel like I’m there. We’ll see. Minor League starts are tough to gauge, I guess, but I feel strong, I feel healthy and I feel like I’m ready to go.”

He’ll get a good test of that against the White Sox, who hit him for six runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings in Chicago on April 5, before the weather warmed and the ball began to carry.

“It took me a while to get going,” he said, “and then I strung two decent starts together and the shoulder thing happened. It’s tough. It’s the way baseball is. We’re not robots, so anything can happen at any time. I’ve got a lot of mileage, and I understand that.

“I’ve got a lot left in the tank. I mean, I just turned 32. I’m still fairly young. I’m excited to be out here and helping these guys, bottom line.”

Iglesias becomes a U.S. citizen
Jose Iglesias had a rare off-day at shortstop Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey  Friday, but he had a pretty good reason behind it. While the Tigers traveled to Chicago after Thursday’s win over the Twins, Iglesias stayed back in Detroit, where he officially became a United States citizen in a naturalization ceremony on Friday.

“We had talked about this,” Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. “He’s a citizen as of today. I’ve been trying to get him to take a day off for a pretty good while here. He’s been going at it. We talked about this day, since you only get very few opportunities to do this. We planned this one out.”

The Cuban-born Iglesias came to the U.S. as a teenager 10 years ago. He’s the second Tigers player in as many years to go through the citizenship process. Former Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez became an American citizen last year.

Iglesias was scheduled to travel to Chicago in time for the game, and is expected to rejoin the Tigers’ lineup Saturday.

Cabrera has successful surgery
Miguel Cabrera underwent successful surgery for his ruptured left biceps tendon on Thursday. Dr. David Altchek performed the surgery in New York City, and Cabrera returned to Detroit on Friday.

Quick hits
• Lefty reliever Daniel Stumpf, out since May 29 with ulnar nerve irritation in his left elbow, will begin a Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo in the next few days. He’ll make at least a couple of appearances before the Tigers consider activating him from the 10-day DL. The Tigers have gone without a left-hander in their bullpen the last couple weeks.

• Former Tigers catcher Brayan Pena will serve as the manager for one of the Tigers’ Gulf Coast League teams in Lakeland, Fla. It’s the first foray into coaching for the 34-year-old Pena, who expressed his interest when he came to Spring Training to compete for a catching job as a non-roster invite.

Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Read Beck’s Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and Facebook.


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DETROIT — Ron Gardenhire doesn’t want JaCoby Jones looking over his shoulder. The Tigers’ manager wants his young left fielder looking for a pitch he can belt. Thursday afternoon’s go-ahead two-run homer in a 3-1 win over the Twins was a start.

“Sometimes I think he’s just thinking, ‘I can’t strike out this time.’ That’s negative thoughts,” Gardenhire said. “We have to get back to positive thoughts.”

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DETROIT — Ron Gardenhire doesn’t want JaCoby Jones looking over his shoulder. The Tigers’ manager wants his young left fielder looking for a pitch he can belt. Thursday afternoon’s go-ahead two-run homer in a 3-1 win over the Twins was a start.

 Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey “Sometimes I think he’s just thinking, ‘I can’t strike out this time.’ That’s negative thoughts,” Gardenhire said. “We have to get back to positive thoughts.”

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Jones went back and forth between Detroit and Triple-A Toledo three times last season amid his hitting struggles. His recent skid brought some flashbacks, but Gardenhire emphasized he doesn’t want to put Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap  Jones on the I-75 shuttle. With the Tigers focusing on the future, Gardenhire wants Jones to work through his slumps at the big league level.

Video: MIN@DET: Jones talks about go-ahead home run

“He’s a really Jimmy Graham Jersey  good baseball player. He brings a lot to the table,” Gardenhire said. “Yeah, he could get sent down sometime if he went 0-for-150, but I don’t think that’s gonna happen. And with the energy that he brings, I love the kid. You give him a mental break here and there and take some pressure off of him, but ultimately he’s going to have to dig his way out of it, just the way he was going before.”

Jones is bringing more than energy when he isn’t hitting. His eight Defensive Runs Saved and 4.2 Ultimate Zone Rating entering Thursday placed him ninth among Major League outfielders in both categories, according to Fangraphs. Jones made a nice play Thursday on a Brian Dozier fly ball that took him to the edge of the warning track with two runners on, helping Michael Fulmer out of a fifth-inning threat.

Video: MIN@DET: Fulmer tosses 7 innings of 1-run ball

“Just a mistake slider,” Fulmer said. “He hit it well. Luckily, JaCoby’s an athlete in left field. He went back and got that ball.”

The same energy that Jones brings into the field, however, hurts him at times at the plate, sending him swinging at pitches outside the zone. While strikeouts are a more accepted part of the game in the era of launch angles and home runs, they deny Jones a chance to use his speed and athleticism on the bases.

“I felt like I was just trying so hard to get on base and pressing a little bit,” Jones said. “I had to take a deep breath, just swing at good pitches and play your game. But everybody can tell lately I’ve been pressing and swinging at bad pitches, just trying to do whatever I can to put the bat on the ball, and that’s not how you do it, because I’ve been chasing.”

Jones swung and missed for strikeouts in each of his first two at-bats, which put him in a lot of company Thursday. Twins starter Lance Lynn, who tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Tigers last month at Target Field, picked up where he left off, holding Detroit to two singles over the first six innings with a heavy dose of fastballs.

Video: MIN@DET: Hicks belts a triple to right-center field

Jones had two of the Tigers’ five hits off Lynn on May 22. He had two of Lynn’s nine strikeouts Thursday, dropping him to 5-for-36 with 13 strikeouts since June 2. When Jones stepped to the plate in the seventh, he was determined to earn himself a better pitch to hit.

After John Hicks tripled and scored on a Niko Goodrum sacrifice fly to tie the game, a hit-by-pitch to Jose Iglesias extended the inning for Jones. Twins manager Paul Molitor made a mound visit, but he stuck with Lynn.

Video: MIN@DET: Goodrum ties the game with a sac fly in 7th

Like Jones’ previous time up, Lynn thre Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale w nothing but fastballs. Jones chased the first one up and out of the zone, but he shrugged off the next three.

“I knew he probably didn’t want to walk me there, because Leonys Martin is behind me, a left-handed hitter,” Jones said. “I knew he was going to come at me, so hopefully he threw one across the plate.”

Lynn did just that, and Jones didn’t miss, sending a drive into the bullpen for his fifth home run of the year. That earned Fulmer (3-5) his first win at Comerica Park since last July 15.

Video: MIN@DET: Greene retires Cave to earn his 17th save

SOUND SMART
Fulmer beat the Twins for the fifth time in as many career meetings. He joins Masahiro Tanaka, Hisashi IwakumaHaHa Clinton Dix Jersey nd Sidney Ponson as the only pitchers to win each of their first five starts against Minnesota.

HE SAID IT
“I don’t like getting too deep into conversations with him. I just like watching him swing.” — Gardenhire, on Nicholas Castellanos, whose 0-for-4 game Thursday extended his hitless streak to 18 at-bats. He finished the six-game homestand at 2-for-27 with 10 strikeouts.

UP NEXT
The Tigers hit the road for a three-city, eight-game road trip, beginning Friday in Chicago with an 8:10 p.m. ET game against the White Sox. Mike Fiers (5-3, 4.01 ERA) will take the mound opposite Reynaldo Lopez (2-4, 3.26).

Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Read Beck’s Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and Facebook.


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DETROIT — John Hicks was one of the Tigers’ most productive hitters in May while filling in for an injured Miguel Cabrera. With Cabrera now out for the rest of the year, they’ll need about a half-season of that from their backup catcher turned primary first baseman.

What Detroit doesn’t need is Hicks trying to fill the giant void left by Cabrera in the middle of its lineup.

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DETROIT — John Hicks was one of the Tigers’ most productive hitters in May while filling in for an injured Miguel Cabrera. With Cabrera now out for the rest of the year, they’ll need about a half-season of that from their backup catcher turned primary first baseman.

What Detroit doesn’t need is Hicks trying to fill the giant void left by Cabrera in the middle of its lineup.

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“I’m excited to get to play a lot, for sure. The pressure is kind of what you put on yourself,” Hicks said. “I’m going to go out and play and be the best version of myself that I can be. I can’t go out and pretend to be Miguel Cabrera. That’s not going to happen. I have to be the best John Hicks I can be.”

That’s all his manager wants.

“You’re not going to replace [Cabrera]. You just don’t,” Ron Gardenhire said. “You put people in that spot, but you don’t replace a guy like that with that kind of experience. I’ve seen it from the other side, but you guys have seen firsthand what this guy has done in his career and what he can do, and what him being in the lineup means for opposing pitchers.”

Though the Jimmy Graham Jersey  free-agent market includes a pair of recently released older first basemen in Hanley Ramirez and Adrian Gonzalez, the Tigers are expected to fill the vacancy at first base from within the organization. Part of that is their situation. Despite its surprising standing in the American League Central, Detroit is still in a rebuilding process, and the veterans they’ve added have all been upside plays with potential trade value if they rebound.

Part of that, too, is what the Tigers saw from in Hicks in May while Cabrera was on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring strain. He hit .304 (31-for-110) with six doubles, three home runs, 14 RBIs and a .796 OPS for the month, and he would have been in line for Tigers Player of the Month if not for Nicholas Castellanos‘ tear at the plate.

It wasn’t a major adjustment at the plate, Hicks said. It was more a product of regular at-bats, something Hicks hasn’t enjoyed much in his brief big league career.

Video: DET@MIN: Hicks snags grounder, starts the double play

“First base is probably a little easier on your legs, a little easier on your body,” Hicks said. “But it’s just getting consistent at-bats.”

Hicks will get a good share of starts at first base for now, with Niko Goodrum also filling in when he isn’t starting elsewhere around the infield or corner outfield spots. One player who isn’t in line for time at first base, however, is Castellanos, who has been speculated as a future first baseman with Cabrera potentially moving to designated hitter next season.

“Castellanos is our right fielder,” Gardenhire said. “We’re trying to make him a right fielder, and he’s still working at it, and he’s working really hard.”

Turnbull makes name in Erie
While Beau Burrows, Sandy Baez and Kyle Funkhouser draw most of the attention as pitching prospects at Double-A Erie, Spencer Turnbull won Eastern League Pitcher of the Week honors for his four-hit, 11-strikeout shutout of Reading on Sunday. It’s the fourth scoreless performance in Turnbull’s past seven starts, and a sign that the former second-round pick out of Alabama and the Tigers’ No. 29 prospect might be ready to knock on Detroit’s door.

“I guess sometimes you think about stuff like that,” Turnbull said of a promotion to Trip HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey le-A, “but all that’s completely out of my control. I just have to trust the process and believe that if I’m doing everything I’m supposed to be doing, all that will take care of itself. Everyone has told me I have what it takes, it’s just about being consistent. That’s in my hands.”

Though Turnbull has always had a power arsenal, his strikeout rate of 10.3 per nine innings is the best of his career. He polished his secondary pitches in the offseason, notably his slider, but he also has enjoyed the benefits of health following elbow and shoulder issues in 2016 and ’17.

Though Turnbull’s 4.29 ERA doesn’t stand out, he has become stingier as the weather has warmed in Erie. Yet while the ball travels better in warmer conditions, he has yet to allow a home run in 63 innings this season.

“You can look at my numbers in April and then in May and see how I feel abo Green Bay Packers Jimmy Graham Jersey ut the cold weather,” Turnbull said. “I’m glad I had to do it, though, because I know in the future I’m going to have to pitch in cold weather.”

Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Read Beck’s Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and Facebook.


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DETROIT — Ron Gardenhire’s office smelled like the aftermath of a playoff celebration rather than a 5-2 Tigers victory over the Twins in mid-June. His shirt smelled even worse.

“They poured beer on me,” Gardenhire said. “It’s 1,100 wins as a manager. I didn’t know anything about it, but they ambushed me with beer. As [Indians manager] Terry Francona said, that just means you’re old and you’ve been managing a long time.”

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DETROIT — Ron Gardenhire’s office smelled like the aftermath of a playoff celebration rather than a 5-2 Tigers victory over the Twins in mid-June. His shirt smelled even worse.

“They poured beer on me,” Gardenhire said. “It’s 1,100 wins as a manager. I didn’t know anything about it, but they ambushed me with beer. As [Indians manager] Terry Francona said, that just means you’re old and you’ve been managing a long time.”

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It meant more than that to his players. He means more than that to them, which is why they gave their manager a beer shower after win No. 32 as Tigers skipper.

Video: MIN@DET: Gardenhire talks 8th inning, comeback win

It was a fitting win, not simply because it came against the team he managed for 13 years. It was a comeback victory in their first game since Miguel Cabrera‘s season-ending biceps tendon rupture.

The game-winning rally came in the eighth off Addison Reed, signed by the Twins to a two-year, $16.75 million contract in the offseason. The game-tying hit was an opposite-field squibber by rookie backup catcher Grayson Greiner, hit with a 60.7 mph exit velocity according to Statcast™, but into open space down the first-base line. The go-ahead single came from little-used Rule 5 Draft pick Victor Reyes on an 0-2 pitch.

“Miggy’s down, we lost a tough one last night, but the one thing this club has always done, we bounced back,” Gardenhire said.

Video: MIN@DET: Greiner smacks g Ha Ha Clinton Dix Jersey For Sale ame-tying RBI single in 8th

It was a win that typified what the Tigers have been doing this season, well before the emergence of the Rally Goose. To many, it typified the impact Gardenhire has had on this team.

“That’s awesome,” said John Hicks, whose one-out single began the rally. “That guy’s been so important to this team. To celebrate a milestone like that with him is pretty cool.”

Gardenhire’s coaches, many of whom go back with him to his days managing the Twins, tipped off catcher James McCann, who tipped off the rest of the team and brought Gardenhire into the clubhouse.

“You don’t win 1,100 games as a manager by accident,” McCann said. “You win 1,100 games because you earn your players’ trust and you become a favorite with your players. I guarantee you if you ask every guy in this clubhouse, they’re all going to have something good to say about him as a manager, but also as a person. That’s how you get to 1,100 wins. It doesn’t happen overnight, but the way you do it for a while is by earning trust from your players.”

One night after the Tigers missed chances to add onto their early lead and lost it late, they turned the tables. Minnesota starter Jose Berrios carried a lead through six innings, stranding the bases loaded in the fifth inning before escaping the sixth with runners at second and third with nobody out.

“You never know what’s going to happen,” Gardenhire said, “but the good thing is we kept getting them on.”

Detroit’s bullpen kept giving its offense chances, holding the deficit at a run through three relievers. After Joe Jimenez (3-0) stranded Eduardo Escobar in the top of the eighth following his one-out triple, the Tigers rallied off Reed (1-5) in the bottom of the inning with three consecutive one-out singles.

Greiner’s start was the result of Cabrera’s injury — which forced Hicks back to first base — and McCann’s recent illness. Reyes started in left to give a day off to the slumping JaCoby Jones.

Reyes was 2-for-17 with nine strikeouts on the season after 0-2 counts, but he fouled off a pitch to stay alive for a fastball that caught enough of the outside corner for him to poke past shortstop Ehire Adrianza and into left field for the go-ahead RBI.

“For him, it’s a tough spot to be  HaHa Clinton Dix Jersey in, not getting consistent at-bats, but he works his tail off,” said Hicks, who has been in that situation himself.

Leonys Martin‘s ensuing single and a Robbie Grossman throwing error plated two insurance runs for Shane Greene‘s 16th save.

Video: MIN@DET: Martin plates 2 on single to right field

MOMENT THAT MATTERED
Jimenez keeps it close: Jimenez kept the game at 2-1 in the top of the eighth by stranding Escobar at third base with one out. He had some help for the second out from shortstop Jose Iglesias, who charged Miguel Sano‘s comebacker after it deflected off Jimenez and threw out Sano at first. Jimenez then battled Grossman for 10 pitches, the first nine of them fastballs at 96-plus mph, before fanning him on an 88-mph slider.

Video: MIN@DET: Jimenez strikes out Grossman swinging

SOUND SMART
The Tigers’ win was their sixth this season when trailing after seven innings. They had four such victories all of last season.

HE SAID IT
“When he hit the double, when he was standing at second, I told him, ‘Hey, you want to kill me today?'” — Berrios, on former Twins teammate and good friend Niko Goodrum, who fell a triple shy of the cycle in a three-hit game. Goodrum is 6-for-17 with three doubles, two home runs and five runs scored against his old club this season.

Video: MIN@DET: Goodrum crushes a solo home run to right

MITEL REPLAY OF THE DAY
Reyes picked up a bunt single on a replay challenge in the fifth inning after first-base umpire Rob Drake initially ruled him out. Though second baseman Brian Dozier made a stellar scoop and shovel pass to Logan Morrison, a 2-minute, 24-second review showed Reyes just beat the throw.

Video: MIN@DET: Reyes reaches first safely following review

UP NEXT
Michael Fulmer (2-5, 4.40 ERA) will try for his first win since he beat the Twins last month at Target Field when he takes the mound in Thursday’s series finale, a 1:10 p.m. ET start at Comerica Park. Fulmer tossed 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball at the Twins in their previous meeting, and threw seven innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against the Indians in his last start. Lance Lynn (4-4, 5.08) starts for Minnesota.

Jas Jimmy Graham Jersey on Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Read Beck’s Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and Facebook.


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DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera has played through a torn groin and a broken foot among the numerous injuries in his career. On Wednesday, he remained stunned that his biceps injury was as bad as it is, a tear that will require season-ending surgery.

“I’m like in shock right now,” Cabrera said, “because I’m not going to be able to play anymore this year. It’s tough. In the sam Jimmy Graham Jersey e way, I have to go and fix it and try to come back healthy.”

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DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera has played through a torn groin and a broken foot among the numerous injuries in his career. On Wednesday, he remained stunned that his biceps injury was as bad as it is, a tear that will require season-ending surgery.

“I’m like in shock right now,” Cabrera said, “because I’m not going to be able to play anymore this year. It’s tough. In the same way, I have to g Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Ha Ha Clinton Dix Elite Team Color Jersey Cheap o and fix it and try to come back healthy.”

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Noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. David Altchek will conduct surgery to repair the tendon on Thursday in New York. From there, the plan is for Cabrera to rehab in Detroit, rather than at home in Miami or at the team’s Spring Training facility in Lakeland, Fla., so that he can be around the team as well as the Tigers’ medical staff. It was a mutual decision, head athletic trainer Doug Teter said.

“I’m going to be around here,” Cabrera said. “It’s tough to get out of the way. I want to still feel part of the team.”

Video: MIN@DET: Cabrera injures left biceps tendon on swing

Though Cabrera has been through his share of injuries the past couple years, this is by far the most severe, and the first to end his season prematurely. A right ankle sprain ended his 2010 season with about a week to go, but the Tigers were well out of contention by then, and had an expanded roster.

This is different. While the Tigers never looked at this as a contending season, they’ve been outperforming expectations and playing an entertaining brand of baseball. Cabrera missed most of May with a hamstring strain before struggling to find his timing in June, but still batted .299 with an .843 OPS that pointed toward a rebound.

Cabrera knew something was amiss when he felt the strain following through on a third-inning swing Tuesday, and that it was probably something bad. But he didn’t expect a season-ending injury, and an unusual one for a baseball player at that.

“He apologized to [Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire],” said Teter, who broke the diagnosis to Cabrera. “He feels bad for the team. It’s a common thing when somebody gets hurt, a season-ending kind of injury, where they think they’re letting the team down. You see it over and over. You get through that first acceptance of the injury, and then you push forward through the rehab with the goal of coming back. That’s all you can do.”

Video: Cabrera out for season with ruptured biceps tendon

Among the rare cases of such a surgery in baseball are former Tiger Dean Palmer, though he was still in the 20s. Older players to return from it include former slugger Mo Vaughn, who was 33 when he had the surgery and came back for a full 2002 season, and Hall of Famer Tim Raines.

The timetable, Teter said, usually involves a return to full range of motion within six weeks, then work on regaining strength.

“On this particular injury, with the people that we’ve talked to and we’ve referenced, it looks like about six months out is when he’ll be able to start baseball activity,” Teter said. “You have general timelines you want to stick to, but you take the rehab and injury as it comes, and you move forward with what the body gives you. There’s going to be bad days. There’s going to be good days.”

Wednesday, for obvious reasons, was not a good day.

“I have to saddle up, have to stay positive, move forward with what the doctor’s going to say,” Cabrera said.

Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Read Beck’s Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and Facebook


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Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.

Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.

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Tigers’ prospects Jake Rogers and Kyle Funkhouser put together dominant performances at the plate and on the mound as Double-A Erie cruised to a 12-0 win over Hartford.

Rogers, the Tigers’ No. 5 prospect, entered the game hitting just .169, but those struggles looked like a distant memory as he clubbed a career-high three homers. The catcher, who has seven homers this season, went deep in the second, fifth and ninth innings on his way to a 3-for-4, four-RBI night.

While Rogers provided plenty of run support, Funkhouser (No. 6) needed just one run as he threw six scoreless innings to pick up his second with of the season. Funkhouser, who threw 56 of his 89 pitches for strikes, didn’t issue a walk for the first time this season and struck out seven while giving up just three hits.

Other top prospect performances from Tuesday’s action:

No. 9 overall prospect Bo Bichette (Blue Jays’ No. 2) put Double-A New Hampshire on the board with a two-run homer — his fifth — in the fourth inning. Bichette, who later added Custom Astros Jersey  a sacrifice fly, is 4-for-8 with five RBIs over his past two games and hitting .285 overall through 61 games.

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• No. 77 overall prospect Adonis Medina (Phillies’ No. 2) was stuck with a no-decision despite spinning six scoreless frames for Class A Advanced Clearwater. After a rough start to the season, Medina, who struck out five and surrendered five hits, hasn’t given up an earned run in two of his past three starts.

• No. 98 overall prospect Shane Bieber (Indians’ No. 3) lowered his ERA to 1.38 with another solid outing for Triple-A Columbus. The right-hander struck out five and walked one as he threw 66 of his 99 pitches for strikes over 7 1/3 innings. Bieber yielded five hits and gave up two runs, although just one was earned.

Angels’ No. 7 prospect Griffin Canning continues to impress for Double-A Mobile. The right-hander put together another scoreless start — his sixth over his past eight games — as he struck out six over 5 2/3 innings. Canning, who has a 1.97 ERA through 10 starts with Mobile, walked one, hit one and gave up two hits.

Astros’ No. 15 prospect Framber Valdez notched a season-high 10 strikeouts in a rare relief appearance for Double-A Corpus Christi. Pitching out of the bullpen for the fourth time this season (compared to nine starts), Valdez gave up one run on three hits over five innings.

Braves’ No. 22 prospect Tucker Davidson had everything working in what was arguably his best start of the season for Class A Advanced Florida. Davidson fired 60 of his 95 pitches for strikes over seven innings in what was his second scoreless start of the season.

Cardinals’ No. 19 prospect Connor Jones was nearly unhittable in his first scoreless start with Double-A Springfield this season. Jones, who walked one and threw 59 of his 96 pitches for strikes, struck out six as he yielded just one hit over seven strong innings.

• Phillies’ No. 12 prospect Enyel De Los Santos lowered his ERA to 1.47 with another quality start for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. De Los Santos threw a season-high 115 pitches and struck out seven – bringing his season total to 76 through 73 1/3 innings — as he cruised through seven scoreless innings. The 22-year-old right-hander has gone at least six innings in eight straight starts and have given up one earned run or less in six of those outings.

Pirates’ No. 17 prospect Will Craig matched his career-high with five RBIs as part of a 3-for-5 night for Double-A Altoona. Craig went hitless in his first two at-bats, but finished the game on a tear as he collected an RBI single in the fifth, hit a three-run homer in the sixth and finished with an RBI double in the eighth.

White Sox No. 26 prospect Lincoln Henzman put together his best start of the seaso Women’s Houston Astros Majestic Home White Custom Baseball Jersey n in a win for Class A Kannapolis. The 22-year-old, a fourth-round pick from the 2017 Draft, put together the first complete game of his career as he fired seven scoreless innings. Henzman surrendered just one hit and struck out six while throwing just 67 pitches (52 strikes).

William Boor is a reporter for MLB Pipeline. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor.

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DETROIT — In searching for positive signs on the injury front before beginning a three-game series with the Twins on Tuesday at Comerica Park, the Tigers didn’t need to look far. Francisco Liriano threw a simulated game Tuesday afternoon, and Jordan Zimmermann had a successful rehab outing on Monday at Class A West Michigan.

Liriano (3-2, 3.90 ERA) has been on the 10-day disabled list since May 29 with a right hamstring strain. He and manager Ron Gardenhire saw positive signs during his simulated game.

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DETROIT — In searching for positive signs on the injury front before beginning a three-game series with the Twins on Tuesday at Comerica Park, the Tigers didn’t need to look far. Francisco Liriano threw a simulated game Tuesday afternoon, and Jordan Zimmermann had a successful rehab outing on Monday at Class A West Michigan.

Lir Seattle Mariners Custom Jersey iano (3-2, 3.90 ERA) has been on the 10-day disabled list since May 29 with a right hamstring strain. He and manager Ron Gardenhire saw positive signs during his simulated game.

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“The ball was really coming out of his hand and diving and darting,” said Gardenhire. “Now we’ll get him probably into a rehab start and get him back here in a couple weeks.”

Liriano said his next step will be a rehab start in Toledo on Sunday, where he hopes to throw 75-80 pitches.

“Everything feels normal,” said Liriano. “Nothing hurts. It’s a good day for me.”

Zimmermann went through 5 1/3 innings  Custom Mariners Jersey Monday night in his start at West Michigan. He gave up seven hits and one run, while striking out six.

“Zimmermann did fine, threw the ball well,” said Gardenhire. “Had to use his pitches, which was a good thing. He was throwing a lot of fastballs early and they were taking whacks at it. He started spinning it, which he needed to do, using all his pitches. He did that very good.”

Gardenhire said Zimmermann will likely return to the rotation in about a week.

If Zimmermann and Liriano stay on track for their respective returns — and everyone else stays healthy — it means Detroit will have a stable five-man rotation, something that has been very elusive for the Tigers this season.

“We’re getting healthier with those guys,” said Gardenhire. “Getting our big boys back, and that’s good.”

Tyler Fenwick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Detroit.


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DETROIT — Hot-hitting Nicholas Castellanos is among the current leaders in the All- Houston Astros Custom Jersey Star Game voting for the American League, ranking ninth among outfielders in the first ballot update.

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DETROIT — Hot-hitting Nicholas Castellanos is among the current leaders in the All-Star Game voting for the American League, ranking ninth among outfielders in the first ballot update.

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Castellanos is seeking his first All-Star Game appearance and has the offensive numbers to make a run at a spot. He became nearly impossible to pitch to during May, batting .356 with three home runs and 12 RBIs. Castellanos has been especially effective from the No. 2 spot in the lineup, where he’s hitting .333 in 22 games.

Fans may cast votes for starters at MLB Custom Mariners Jersey .com and all 30 club sites — on computers, tablets and smartphones — exclusively online using the 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Ballot until Thursday, July 5, at 11:59 p.m. ET. On smartphones and tablets, fans can also access the ballot via the MLB At Bat and MLB Ballpark mobile apps. Each fan can vote up to five times in any 24-hour period, for a maximum of 35 ballots cast.

Following the announcement of this year’s All-Star starters, reserves and pitchers, fans should return to MLB.com and cast their 2018 Camping World MLB All-Star Final Vote for the final player on each league’s roster. Then on Tuesday, July 17, while watching the 2018 All-Star Game presented by Mastercard live on FOX, fans may visit MLB.com to submit their choices for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet with the 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP Vote.

The 89th Midsummer Cl Women’s Houston Astros Majestic Home White Custom Baseball Jersey assic, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish-language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit AllStarGame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.

Tyler Fenwick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Detroit.


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DETROIT — Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera will have season-ending surgery after rupturing his left biceps tendon, manager Ron Gardenhire announced on Tuesday after the Tigers’ 6-4 loss to the Twins.

“Definitely a big blow for our ballclub and for that young man trying to come back,” said Gardenhire. “I feel terrible for him. He feels terrible. We’ve got to try to help him get through this thing. It’s a very sad day for our baseball team. He’s a special player and a special person to have around here. It’s a blow. I feel terrible.”

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DETROIT — Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera will have season-ending surgery after rupturing his left biceps tendon, manager Ron Gardenhire announced on Tuesday after the Tigers’ 6-4 loss to the Twins.

“Definitely a big blow for our ballclub and for that young man trying to come back,” said Gardenhire. “I feel terrible for him. He feels terrible. We’ve got to try to help him get through this thing. It’s a very sad day for our baseball team. He’s a special player and a special person to have around here. It’s a blow. I feel terrible.”

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Cabrera exited in the bottom of the third inning while at the plate at Comerica Park. Cabrera, at the dish for his second at-bat, swung at a 1-1 pitch and immediately dropped the bat and grasped his upper left arm.

“When he left his bat and started walking, he  Custom Mariners Jersey knew it,” said Gardenhire. “He felt it pop.”

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Head athletic trainer Doug Teter and Gardenhire left the Tigers’ dugout to meet Cabrera, who was already walking toward them. They paused briefly before continuing down the steps to the clubhouse.

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Gardenhire was with Cabrera in the clubhouse when the news came.

“He feels bad. He feels really bad,” Gardenhire said. “He feels like he’s letting people down. Here’s a guy that’s a war Custom Astros Jersey rior, goes out there trying to play through — well, you’ve seen him. He feels terrible.”

Gardenhire said he doesn’t know what the timetable is for Cabrera, beyond the fact that he won’t play again this season.

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Nicholas Castellanos said the mood in the clubhouse after the game was a bit dull as players grappled with the news, but it was that way only for a moment. Gardenhire came in and told his team to keep battling, starting on Wednesday, and he told Castellanos to put on some music.

As for how the Tigers are going to deal with another injury, Gardenhire said John Hicks will move over to first for the time being. Hicks played well at first for most of May when Cabrera was on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, hitting .304 with 14 RBIs for the month. Gardenhire said the team will recall infielder Ronny Rodriguez from Triple-A Toledo. Rodriguez was called up the first time on May 31, hitting .105 in seven games.

“Everybody has to do their part to pick up the slack,” said Castellanos.

This had been a relatively healthy and successful season for Cabrera until he went to the DL on May 4 with a right hamstring strain. He returned to the Tigers’ lineup on June 1 and had played in every game since.

Tyler Fenwick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Detroit.


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